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Commodore's Corner
Fred Bartrom

The Fall Off Regatta was a gorgeous day on the lake . . . bright, sunny and breezy. We sailed two races, the Island Course and the Dam Course. So, we got to cruse a major portion of the lake north of Hobson Pike.  I would have taken some pictures but I was too busy sailing through wind shifts . Back on shore all the hungry sailors tore up Richard’s famous Gumbo, delicious!

If the idea of sailing one of these distance courses is appealing to you, then join us for the Kamikaze Regatta on December 8TH - REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW. This will be a fun pursuit race and we will sail one of the distance courses. After the race we all dig into a bowl of chili. You want to sign up before December 3rd to get the early registration discount.

Coming up…

PPYC Christmas Dinner, December 7th   And Harbor Lights Decorating Competition. Sign into the website to register. Registration is required.

Kamikaze Regatta, December 8th:  And Chili Dinner after the race. Notice of RaceRegisterVolunteer


Volunteer Corner Volunteers are the life blood of PPYC. So, we need you now to finish the year strong. Did you know every member is required to give back through our volunteer program? Not only that, you will always learn something new because almost every volunteer slot comes with on the job training!




PPYC Christmas Dinner

Volunteer Yourself

14 Open Slots – Decorating, Food Prep, Cook, Setup, Grill Master etc.

Kamikaze Regatta

Volunteer Yourself

2 Open Slots – Food & Beverage


Let’s go sailing!

Fred Bartrom


ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): The PPYC Resource Center
A repository of class pictures and materials from our PPYC classes for your reference.  Information made available at instructor's permission.


Bareboating: Fun Experiences & Practical Considerations, 03.02.2019
Kurt and Nancy Berger gave us the inside scoop on chartering a boat without a skipper or crew.  The link above is to the PowerPoint slide deck presented in the class.

Galen Freeman One Design Race ResultsMay 18-19, 2019

Sailing Skills Course (PPYC U), June 8, 2019:
     Small Boat Trailering 
(PowerPoint slide show) by Bobby McCullough

PPYC Turns 50 in 2020!

In just a few months, Percy Priest Yacht Club will celebrate our 50th ANNIVERSARY!!!

We would like you to look through your photo albums, scrap books, newspaper and magazine clippings, videos, documents, or anything else you come across and share it with us.  We want to borrow these items to assemble into a digital collection commemorating the history of our club.

Richard "Hook" Lewis is leading this project and asks that you drop your items off in a sealed envelope or box with your name and phone number clearly marked on the outside.  We will return your items back to you as soon as we have made copies. 

Got questions?  Contact Richard at 615.974.1894 or email him:

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Fall Off Regatta
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Communications Corner
Sheila Armstrong


Written after editing through about 50 pictures from last weekend's Fall Off Regatta!  Yes, I have built a photo page of them for you to enjoy.  Want to see the race results?  Click the button below...


Special Notice:  We are going to go to an every-other-week format through years' end for the newsletter.  Things have slowed down tremendously and the holidays are upon us. So, you will not see a newsletter next week, but will the week before Thanksgiving, and so on through the end of the year.

On a different note, please enjoy these pictures and the photo page I built from all the photos from the Fall Off Regatta.  What a nice day we had! And by the way, I drove the chase boat with my dear friend Jeremy Odom helping out. We had only one hair raising episode, no boats or humans were harmed during my tenure as driver, so I'll call my maiden voyage as chase boat driver a success!  Jeremy may never ride with me again, however...

Enjoy these pictures!  A BIG thank you to Melissa Wilhoite for sending me here pictures as seen from the committee boat.  She's quite a good photographer!

Want to see more recent regatta pictures?

Fall Off Regatta -     CLICK HERE !

Equalizer Regatta - crews and awards  CLICK HERE!

Equalizer Regatta - John's race pictures (using Google Photos app) CLICK HERE!

Oktoberfest Regatta - CLICK HERE!

Want to see race results?

Fall Off Regatta Race Results - CLICK HERE!


Your friendly communications director always appreciates folks taking pictures at these events.  I LOVE posting our pictures.  As always, please forward them to me to add to the website.

Time to sign off for this week. Until I see you again, be good to one another.

Take care,

Take care,

A note as your Communications Director:
If you notice any incorrect information or discover a broken link, I would appreciate hearing from you.

Learn to Sail

Percy Priest Yacht Club offers many learn to sail opportunities, including Learning at the Helm (LATH), and our Basic Keelboat Class.

Find out more about the numerous racing events at PPYC, including Regattas, Wednesday Night Racing and other Club Races. 
About Us

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Learn more about the activities taking place at PPYC, including our Event Calendar

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What is PPYC?

Percy Priest Yacht Club (PPYC) is a club of sailing enthusiasts who enjoy spending time together in racing and social events. The main purposes of PPYC are to promote the sport of sailing, enhance boat handling skills and safety on the water, and promote fellowship and association among its members.


Learn more about the benefits of membership, how to join, and find a membership application.


Racing at PPYC is an exciting time to get out on the water, enjoy friendly competition with your fellow sailors, and the best way to improve your sailing skills.

Learning at the Helm (Lath)

“Learning at the Helm” (LATH) is a program sponsored by Percy Priest Yacht Club, meeting principally out of Hamilton Creek Sailboat Marina. This group of sailors meets every Tuesday night, April through September.